Saturday, 2 May 2015

When is a pub not a pub?

When it is painted on a wall in Stoke-on-Trent.

The wall was formerly part of the Duke of Bridgewater pub at Longport Wharf. Most of the pub has gone, but the painting is of another wall facing the canal. I took the top photo through the bars of one of the windows in the photo below.

I saw the first-of-our-trip dumped-in-the-canal supermarket trolley today, also in Stoke-on-Trent.

We moved from Church Lawton this morning up the remaining six locks to the summit level; then through Harecastle Tunnel with only 15 minutes to wait. Now we are at Trentham, where we had a walk around before calling in at the Toby Carvery for a drink.

Near here is the Trentham Estate, which is some sort of visitor attraction comprising, according to the website, gardens, shopping village, garden centre, Monkey Forest, Aerial Extreme and a Premier Inn. I expect we'll give it a miss.

We did encounter it on our walk, though, and saw this strange sight. I have to ask: Why did the Landrover cross the zebra crossing?

I never did see if it was to get to the other side.

Actually, I think the photo deserves a witty caption. I'm useless at those, so it's up to you.


David Lomas said...

Landrover, a go "anywhere" vehicle!

mike mcgovern said...

The painting on the duke of bridge waters wall was painted by Michael Patric McGovern

Halfie said...

Thank you Mike.